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Fredericksburg is a city in Gillespie County, Texas. The population was 8,911 at the 2000 census, and 10,432 in the 2005 census estimate, 3,784 households, and 2,433 families residing in the city. It is the county seat of Gillespie County.
Fredericksburg (German: Friedrichsburg) was founded in 1846 by Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach, new Commissioner General of the "Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas", also known as the "Noblemen's Society" (in German: Mainzer Adelsverein), and named in honor of Prince Frederick of Prussia, nephew of Prussia's King Frederick William III, and highest ranking member of the Mainzer Adelsverein.
Fredericksburg was the birthplace of Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander-
The much larger George Bush Gallery, home to an I.J.N. Ko-